Thinking of throwing a party? Cooking a meal for a large amount of people can be extremely stressful and difficult; not to mention it isn’t even an option for many people who don’t have the cooking space. The best way to feed a group of your friends when they come around is canapés. Small, easy to serve, and extremely tasty, canapés come in many forms.
Canapés can help you catering to plenty of different diets: vegan, vegetarian, lacto-free and gluten-free. They are the perfect solution for different requirements and offer so much variety. The other great thing about canapés is that people can mingle as they eat—you won’t have to worry about seating plans or people getting stuck beside someone they don’t like all evening —canapés keep everyone happy. Whether you want to make them yourself or hire a caterer for your party, have a look at the selection below for some cheeky inspiration.
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These aubergine and feta bites are perfect for vegetarians. Simply slice an aubergine longways, grill and wrap around a feta and yoghurt mix with some tomato and basil. Simple, fresh, delish.
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These delicate salmon canapés are easy to make but make a big impact. Get some thinly sliced bread and spread with cream cheese and pesto. Make triple layer sandwiches and cut into fingers. Cover the fingers with thin slices of smoked salmon and then use a sharp knife to cut into bites as above! Voilà!
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These cute penguin canapés would be ideal for a kids party or for a bit of fun. Made with black olives, mozzarella balls and carrots, these are intricate, eye-catching and above all, delicious. They will also put a smile on even the most morose guest’s face. LOOK AT HOW CUTE THEY ARE!
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Making churro bites is on the difficult side, so maybe only attempt this one if you’re more experienced in the kitchen. However, there’s no denying these sugary morsels surrounded by chocolate sauce look irresistible.
One for the meat-eaters! These succulent snacks are simply grilled prawns with slices of cooked chorizo—packed full of flavour.
Another veggie option and extremely simple to make. Mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and a little bit of basil—simples!
We hope this has given you some ideas and inspired you to throw your own party to put your canapé skills to the test!
If the kitchen is not your forte, then why not hire a caterer for your next shindig?
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